Three Myths about Dog Boots
When the temperature drops and the ground is covered with snow and ice, you take extra precautions when you go out don’t you?
You add a heavy coat, maybe hat and gloves. Why shouldn’t your dog have a little something extra. Unless your pet is a Northern breed like a Husky, they need a little extra.
Short haired dogs will often enjoy the additional layer provided by a dog coat. All dogs will benefit from paw protection like dog booties.
Ice can scrape or cut a dog’s paw pads. Ice crystals can get lodged deep in the nooks and crannies of a paw and make it painful to walk. Boots protect against that. They also protect against the nasty chemicals used to melt ice that people put down on sidewalks and drive ways.
Myth 1: Dog boots are for frou frou dogs. Every dog can suffer with cut paws, why limit dog booties for larger dogs? Even the sled dogs in the frigid Iditarod race across Alaska where dog booties.
Myth 2: Dog booties are fun fashion statements and should mimic my shoes. If you look at a dog’s paw, you’ll see it’s shaped differently than your foot. Dog boots made to look like people shoes are often uncomfortable for the dog because they’re not made for their paw shape. Stick with booties like these.
Myth 3: My dog won’t wear them. They may walk funny for the first few minutes when you put them on, but they get used to them quickly. Most dogs adjust within 15 minutes or less. Let them get used to the boots by putting them on them in the house when you’re not going out –just for a few minutes at a time.
We also hear “dog shoes fall off”. If you’ve encountered that particular problem, here’s the solution we came up with to prevent lost dog boots.